Asus announces latest affordable smartphone

Asus ZenFone 5QIt may only cost the equivalent of around £230, but the ZenFone 5Q from Asus is surprisingly well equipped and has plenty of attractive features that help it to rival other mid-range handsets.

Launched this week, the phone comes with twin cameras on the rear and yet another double dose of lenses up front. Interestingly enough it is the front-facing combo that has the highest resolution, with a 20 megapixel sensor sitting next to an eight megapixel equivalent, to make its selfie capturing capabilities second to none.

Processing power is also solid, with the Snapdragon 630 chipset sitting alongside 4GB of RAM, according to Tech Radar.

The solid specs keep on coming, with a six inch screen delivering a resolution of 2160×1080. Meanwhile, the 64GB of built in storage is decent in its own right, with a microSD card slot ensuring that there is the opportunity to expand it further if necessary.

A beefy 3300mAh battery should keep the phone running for a full day of heavy use, while the fact that Asus has retained the traditional 3.5mm headphone jack will keep traditionalists happy and allow it to outdo high end rivals like the iPhone X.